Luxor

What is Luxor known for?


great temple

gauge networks in countries such as Morocco, Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Angola, Namibia and South Africa, but these have mostly been dismantled or converted. Some also survive in Egypt: in the countryside around Luxor, narrow gauge railways are used for the transportation of sugar cane. The 2008 edition of the travel guide Lonely Planet's guide to Egypt says that the poem was inspired by the fallen statue of Ramesses II at the Ramesseum, a memorial temple built by Ramesses at Thebes (Thebes (Egypt)), near Luxor in Upper Egypt. Lonely Planet 2008 guide to Egypt, 271 This statue, however, does not have "two vast and trunkless legs of stone", nor does it have a "shattered visage" with a "frown And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command." Nor does the base of the statue at Thebes have any inscription, although Ramesses's cartouche is inscribed on the statue itself. Biography He was born in 292 in Thebes (Thebes, Egypt) (Luxor, Egypt) to pagan parents. According to his hagiography, he was swept up against his will in a Roman army recruitment drive at the age of 20, a common occurrence during the turmoils and civil wars of the period, and held in captivity. It was here that local Christians would daily bring food and comforts to the inmates, which made a lasting impression on him, and he vowed to investigate Christianity further when he got out. He was able to get out of the army without ever having to fight, was converted and baptized (314). He then came into contact with a number of well known ascetics and decided to pursue that path. He sought out the hermit Palaemon and came to be his follower (317). King Tutankhamun's mummy still rests in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. On November 4, 2007, 85 years to the day after Carter's discovery, the 19-year-old pharaoh went on display in his underground tomb at Luxor, when the linen-wrapped mummy was removed from its golden sarcophagus to a climate-controlled glass box. The case was designed to prevent

of Ramesses II. She is said to be the King's daughter of his body, and is the first in a procession of princesses. She is followed by Meritamen in this procession. Bintanath appears twice as a princess in Abu Simbel. Together with Nebettawy she flanks the southern most colossus on the facade of the great temple. On one of the pillars inside the temple she is shown offering flowers to the goddess Anuqet. Kitchen, K.A., Rammeside Inscriptions, Translated


popular biography

in Luxor until 1911. This was a time of intense activity – the discovery of the tombs of Yuya and Tuya (Tjuyu), KV55, the tomb of Horemheb, travels in the Eastern Desert (Ancient Egypt#eastern desert), a popular biography of Akhnaten (Akhenaten), a Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt (Arthur Weigall#Further reading). He worked with Alan Gardiner on the tombs of the nobles (Tombs of the Nobles (Luxor)) and may well have helped Howard Carter to the placement

of Horemheb, travels in the Eastern Desert (Ancient Egypt#eastern desert), a popular biography of Akhnaten (Akhenaten), a Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt (Arthur Weigall#Further reading). He worked with Alan Gardiner on the tombs of the nobles (Tombs of the Nobles (Luxor)) and may well have helped Howard Carter to the placement with Lord Carnarvon that led to the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. He was deeply enmeshed in the bureaucratic and social

with immense energy into aspects of the job that in his view had been somewhat neglected – the protection and conservation of monuments that were steadily vanishing into the ravenous markets of Europe and North America. He remained in Luxor until 1911. This was a time of intense activity – the discovery of the tombs of Yuya and Tuya (Tjuyu), KV55, the tomb of Horemheb, travels in the Eastern Desert (Ancient Egypt#eastern desert), a popular biography of Akhenaten Akhnaten


temple centuries

, Dayr-eh-Baharee, the Ramesseum, and Medinet Haboo; and the two temples on the right bank are known as the Karnak and Luxor. Excavation From medieval times the Moslem population of Luxor had settled in and around the temple, at the southward end of the mount. Due to the Luxor’s past city population building on top of and around the Luxor temple, centuries of rubble had accumulated, to the point where


hard drinking

of a social stigma attached to public drunkenness. Although Egyptians themselves sometimes choose to ignore this, for a foreigner to be drunk in public can give a bad impression. Most local pubs tend to be testosterone-filled hard-drinking dens where lone foreigners and especially lone women may feel uncomfortable. That said, there are numerous places in Luxor to buy alcohol. Many restaurants, above the basic on the street places, sell lager and wine. They are generally made obvious by Stella


The Amazing Race

little info on tourism. PFHLai (User:PFHLai) 15:02, 2004 Jul 10 (UTC) Marshall and Lance were the first team in Amazing Race history to quit following Marshall's knee injury during the leg 6 roadblock in Luxor, Egypt. When the team arrived at the final roadblock site after all the other teams had left, the decision was made to give up rather than complete the frustrating 'needle in the haystack' digging task. Leg 6 (Egypt) thumb Upon arriving in the ancient city of Luxor (File:Karnak-Hypostyle3.jpg), teams visited the Karnak temple complex to find their next clue. *Giza (Great Pyramids) *Giza (Great Pyramids) * WikiPedia:Luxor Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Luxor commons:الأقصر


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October 1836, King Louis Philippe (Louis Philippe I) had it placed in the center of Place de la Concorde, where a guillotine used to stand during the Revolution. He was all but lost from history until the discovery, in the 19th century, of Amarna, the site of Akhetaten, the city he built for the Aten. Early excavations at Amarna by Flinders Petrie sparked interest in the enigmatic pharaoh, whose tomb was unearthed in 1907 in a dig led by Edward R. Ayrton. Interest in Akhenaten

an ankh and another where she precedes a Horus hawk wearing the double crown of united Egypt, representing the pharaoh whom she protects. thumb 150px right One of the two Luxor (Image:Louxor obelisk Paris dsc00780.jpg) obelisks in the Place de la Concorde in Paris right thumb Tip of Hatshepsut's fallen obelisk, Karnak Karnak Temple Complex (Image:Obelisk5.jpg), Luxor, Egypt Image:Hippodrome Oblisk.jpg right thumb The Obelisk of Tuthmosis

never be in Concord over this". The joke relies not only upon the fact that Obelix' name is a pun on the word "obelisk", but also to the fact that Napoleon's soldiers took a Luxor Obelisk with them to France and that it can still can be viewed in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. History Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts began in 1973 with the opening of two hotels near Zurich Airport and in Regensdorf. The company was originally called The Mövenpick Hotel Group


fast running

a short life in express train service. The 1956 war spoiled the fast running in Egypt. The Pacifics were transferred to haul slower night express trains to Luxor and Aswan. At least some remained into service up to 1967. Hugh Hughes Middle East Railways and Société Alsacienne Works List. Sharm's marina has been redeveloped for private yachts and sailboats, with a passenger terminal for cruise ships and scheduled ferry service to Hurghada and Aqaba


extremely aggressive

at this office than its equivalent in Cairo. Stay safe '''Stay Alert''' Luxor is known as the '''hassle''' capital of Egypt (and therefore a good candidate for the world). For those not on fully organised tours, please be aware that touts can make sight seeing very frustrating. (Although they tend not to stray into the actual temples.) However within temples, one must contend with the government tour guides. The guides are legitimate government workers, but also '''extremely''' aggressive about


classical studies

funded the notable early excavations at Luxor in Egypt, and the American School of Classical Studies for excavation of the Agora and the reconstruction of the Stoa of Attolos, both in Athens; the American Academy in Rome; Lingnan University (Lingnan University (Guangzhou)) in China; St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo; the library of the Imperial University (University of Tokyo) in Tokyo; and to the Shakespeare Memorial Endowment at Stratford-on-Avon. - LXR HELX

. 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians killed. He also funded the notable excavations at Luxor in Egypt, as well as establishing a Classical Studies School in Athens. In addition, he provided the funding for the construction of the Palestine Archaeological Museum in East Jerusalem - the Rockefeller Museum. Restorations and constructions in France, Egypt, Greece and Jerusalem - see ''Memoirs'', (pp.44-48). Discovery and reconstruction The papyrus was found by the Italian traveler Bernardino Drovetti in 1820 at Luxor (Thebes), Egypt and was acquired in 1824 by the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy and was designated papyrus no. 1874. When the box in which it had been transported to Italy was unpacked, the list had disintegrated into small fragments. Jean-Francois Champollion, examining it, could recognize only some of the larger fragments containing royal names, and produced a drawing of what he could decipher. A reconstruction of the list was created to better understand it and to aid in research. In late 1922, Boyce departed on another expedition to Africa, this time for six months. Morocco reminded him of the Dakotas, Kansas, Texas, Florida, and Arizona. In Egypt he visited the tomb of Tutankhamun, which had been discovered just a few months earlier. His expedition then went to Luxor and sailed up the Nile River (Nile) to Edfu, where the houses had no roofs and while he was there it rained and hailed for the first time in decades. Boyce stated that between his two expeditions to Africa, he had shot at least one of every game animal. WikiPedia:Luxor Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Luxor commons:الأقصر


political religious

accumulate great wealth and rose to prominence, even on a world scale. Thebes played a major role in expelling the invading forces of the Hyksos from Upper Egypt, and from the time of the 18th Dynasty through to the 20th Dynasty, the city had risen as the major political, religious and military capital of Ancient Egypt. The city attracted peoples such as the Babylonians, the Mitanni, the Hittites of Anatolia (modern-day Turkey

Luxor

'''Luxor''' ( Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple (Egyptian temple) complexes at Karnak and Luxor (Luxor Temple) stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis (Theban Necropolis), which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing greatly to the economy of the modern city.

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